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Sandoval Considering Extending Expiring Taxes

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will consider extending some expiring taxes to help plug a $656 million hole after the state’s Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers can’t siphon money from local governments to pad the state’s coffers.

A senior governor’s aide, Dale Erquiaga, said Friday that the administration has asked Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to file a motion with the court seeking explanation on the ramifications of its order.

The ruling Thursday stripped 10 percent of revenue from Sandoval’s initial two-year, $6.1 billion spending plan. It sent Sandoval and legislators scrambling to rewrite a budget with just 10 days left in the legislative session.

Sandoval had previously opposed keeping the taxes.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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